- Title Pages
- List of Figures and Tables
- Series Editor’s Preface
- Introduction: Diodorus’ Work and Our Sources
- 1 Diodorus’ Sources
- 2 Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes
- 3 The Persians and the Greek Wars
- 4 Revolt and Sedition
- 5 Alexander the Great Defeats Darius III
- 6 From Persepolis to Babylon
- 7 The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Opens
- 8 The Period of the Diadochs: The Rift Deepens
- 9 The Vicissitudes of the Diadoch Kingdoms: The Final Years of Diodorus’ Persian Account
- 10 Semiramis’ Legacy
- Index of Classical Sources
- Index of Modern Authors
- General Index
- (p.31) 1 Diodorus’ Sources
- Semiramis' Legacy
Jan P. Stronk
- Edinburgh University Press
In this chapter, firstly the sources Diodorus himself used -about 144 different authors can be recognised as sources for the Historical Library- are examined. Next the reception of this work in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is discussed. Finally, an investigation in Diodorus’ style and use of words follows, also paying attention to the question whether he was an original author or a mere copyist.
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